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Offline Scratch

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French Gear PSA
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:44:25 PM »
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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 03:19:06 PM »
Well done, french or not!   :thumbsup:
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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 03:59:56 PM »
I agree, that was very well done.

I tip my beret to them.
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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 05:53:23 PM »
I had no idea asphalt could bend like that.
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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 08:00:57 PM »
Ow.


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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 09:07:00 PM »
Having had the asphalt easily grind through my jeans, watching that gives me the heebie jeebies at the end!  Agreed though, great PSA.

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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 12:34:17 AM »
That's going to leave a mark.
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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 06:22:18 AM »
I emailed this to a few guys I ride with that razz me about my gear.  My message wasn't in their face, it was something like, "you guys make fun of my gear all I want, but look what I can do with a belt sander."

I thought the image of the video would be a little eye opening.  Out of the three, I received two replies:

1)  "Doug, thanks for sharing.  That is a very visual reminder of why I should consistently wear my gear."

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2)  "Most riders tumble with they fall off the bike, not slide. Being hot and dehydrated is more dangerous if you ask me."

 :o   :bash:

BTW, this is the same guy who thinks I ride too fast BECAUSE of the false security provdied by the gear.  :facepalm:

Some folks will never get it.  I hope he doesn't have to "get it" the hard way.  My previous boss purchased his first motorcycle (Honda Nighthawk 750) and asked me about riding and gear.  He said he was leaning towards a cruiser but wanted to get comfortable first on the Honda (smart man).  He was concerned about being made fun of for wearing a full face.  I provided him a copy of David Hughes' book and my boss did go with a full face. 

Just 1 month into riding, a car was in his lane in a right-hander and ran him off the road.  He slid in the shoulder, tried to recover, and was face planted in the road.  He's thanked me 100x for convincing him to go with a full face.
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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 07:46:28 AM »
Some folks will never get it.


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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2014, 08:37:11 AM »
It's not a question of if your going crash It's when your going to crash.
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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2014, 08:55:30 AM »
It's not a question of if your going crash It's when your going to crash.

or, in my case, how often are you going to crash :-[
the above are merely the ramblings of a hamfisted fuckwit who has broken too many helmets.

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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2014, 09:17:03 AM »
It's not a question of if your going crash It's when your going to crash.

Sometimes you just gotta lay 'er down.

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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 09:38:51 AM »
French gear obviously sucks.  That textile was shredded. 

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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 10:19:39 AM »
French gear obviously sucks.  That textile was shredded.


I wonder what grit sand paper they were using.
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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 12:24:21 PM »
After crashing a few times on BICYCLES, wearing little more than a helmet and T shirt, there is NO way I'm crashing on paving going more than 15-20 mph WITHOUT proper gear on.  Hell, I was popping small bits of gravel out of my arms for 3 or 4 months as it was.

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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2014, 12:30:04 PM »
Bicycles are very French.

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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2014, 02:59:26 PM »
Velosolexes are very French.
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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2014, 07:54:37 PM »




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Sparks





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Re: French Gear PSA
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2014, 07:57:19 PM »
After crashing a few times on BICYCLES, wearing little more than a helmet and T shirt, there is NO way I'm crashing on paving going more than 15-20 mph WITHOUT proper gear on.  Hell, I was popping small bits of gravel out of my arms for 3 or 4 months as it was.

Yep, crashed a few times on a bicycle over the years and it sucks.  Proper gear for me.

Nice video.  Gets your attention.